Lok Sabha Elections 2024: It’s curtains for poll campaign; PM Modi reaches Kanyakumari for 2-day retreat

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: The end of election campaigning at 5 pm on May 30 marks the beginning of the ‘silence period’ – a term used to describe a 48-hour period until the next phase of polling is over. During this period political parties and candidates are not allowed to campaign.

Gulam Jeelani
Updated30 May 2024
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: After wrapping up the Lok Sabha elections campaign, Modi headed to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, where he will stay until June 1 to meditate at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: After wrapping up the Lok Sabha elections campaign, Modi headed to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, where he will stay until June 1 to meditate at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial(BJP)

The high-octane campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2024 ended at 5 pm today, May 30 with loudspeakers falling silent ahead of the seventh and the last phase of polling on June 1.

The end of election campaign marks the beginning of the ‘silence period’ – a term used by Election Commission of India (ECI) to describe a 48-hour period until the next phase of polling is over. During this period political parties and candidates are not allowed to campaign.

The voting in seven phases began on April 19 and it is set to conclude on June 1 when voters from 57 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across eight states and Union Territories will exercise their franchise in the seventh and final phase of polling. This will mark the end of about 44-day-long polling exercise in what is considered as world's largest election.

The results of Lok Sabha Elections 2024 will be declared on June 4.

PM Modi in Kanyakumari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, campaigned in Hoshiarpur in Punjab today, on the last day of campaign. All 13 seats of Punjab are voting in the last phase of polling on June 1. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting its first Lok Sabha polls in Punjab, without its long-standing ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), since 1996.

Also Read: Congress complaints to EC over PM Modi's Kanyakumari retreat: ‘Tactics to keep himself in the headlines’

After wrapping up the Lok Sabha elections campaign, PM Modi headed to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, where he will stay until June 1 to meditate at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

Lok Sabha Elections: PM Modi, the BJP's biggest star campaigner, held 206 rallies, roadshows, and events - up from 142 in 2019 - and gave as many as 80 interviews during the marathon campaign, according to reports, before heading to Kanyakumari on a 45-hour retreat on Thursday.

Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Election results, PM Modi, dressed in saffron robes, was photographed meditating in a holy cave near Kedarnath, Uttarakhand. The BJP won a clear majority bagging 303 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha in 2019. 

PM Modi, the BJP's biggest star campaigner, held 206 rallies, roadshows, and events - up from 142 in 2019 - and gave as many as 80 interviews during the marathon campaign, according to reports.

The Prime Minister began his re-election campaign by focusing on his achievements over the last 10 years and later switched to mostly targeting the opposition parties, particularly the Congress, by accusing them of favouring Muslims.

Last-ditch attempt

BJP president JP Nadda will campaigned in Amritsar, Faridkot and Rupnagar of Punjab today. While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was in Balasore, Odisha, and Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, his sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra campaigned in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, on Thursday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathaddressed a public meeting at Rath Maidan in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, today.

Also Read: Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Over to Punjab in final phase polling on June 1. AAP vs Cong vs SAD vs BJP contest on cards

All four seats of Himachal Pradesh are voting in the final phase of polling on June 1. In the 2019 general elections, the Congress lost all four seats in the state. But the grand old party is hopeful this time since its government under Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu is in power in the hill state.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Prime Minister Modi began his re-election campaign by highlighting his achievements over the last 10 years in the government but he later switched to mostly targeting the opposition parties, particularly the Congress party, by accusing them of favouring Muslims over scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and OBCs.

Polling for 486 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats was completed after the sixth phase on May 25. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is seeking a record third term under PM Modi. The ruling alliance is challenged by the Opposition parties led by the Congress under the banner of the INDIA bloc.

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